I’m a writer of novels, short stories, essays, and poems. You can read more about me on my Press page. The Novels, Stories, Essays, and Poems pages list my publications, including some that are available to read online. The Purchase page tells you where you can buy my work. The Free page links to writing of mine that is available online for free. This page is about what’s happening now. Look below to see what I have coming out, where I will be appearing this year, and where you can find more information about me. This page also tells you how to contact me.

My Blog is updated weekly, so if you would like to know what I’m working on or thinking about, you can always check there. I hope you enjoy browsing!


I have two novels coming out from Saga Press, in 2017 and 2018.  The first one, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, will be out in the summer of 2017, but it’s already available for pre-order (just click on the link).  Here is the fabulous cover:


A sequel will be out the following year.  These novels are based on a novella of mine originally published on Strange Horizons, which you can read online: “The Mad Scientist’s Daughter.”

Tor.com Cover for Red as Blood

This year, a short story of mine, “Red as Blood and White as Bone,” came out on Tor.com (you can see the illustration above). Another short story, “The Other Thea,” came out in The Starlit Wood, an anthology of fairy tales from Saga Press (see the cover below).

Starlit Wood

I had two poems published this year: “Rose Child” in Uncanny Magazine and “The Bear’s Wife” in Mythic Delirium.

Also this year, my short story “Her Mother’s Ghosts” was reprinted in Mithila Review, to accompany an essay of mine, “Writing My Mother’s Ghosts.”  The essay is about why I write and what I believe about writing, especially fantasy.  And my story “Lily, with Clouds” was reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine, so  you can now read it online.


I’ve started a poetry blog!  If you like my poetry, go to Theodora Goss: Poems and subscribe to receive poems by email as I post them.  Or just go read the blog . . .

Fabulous artist and illustrator David Wyatt painted a picture called The Word Witch that is based on me. You can buy a print on Etsy, or various Word Witch items on Redbubble.

Word Witch


In 2017, I’ll be attending the following conferences and conventions:

Boskone, February 17-19, Boston, Massachusetts
The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 22-26, Orlando, Florida
Readercon, July 13-16, Quincy, Massachusetts


I’m represented by Barry Goldblatt Literary.

If you would like to contact me directly, you can email me at tgoss@bu.edu. If you would like to send me something, you can send it to the following address:

Dr. Theodora Goss
Boston University CAS Writing Program
100 Bay State Road, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Or, of course, you can send me a message on Facebook or Twitter. Click on the Facebook link to see my page, and click on the Twitter link to see my tweets. Feel free to friend me or follow me!


All of the writing and images on this site that were produced by me are my intellectual property. You may repost them as long as you do not change them, you attribute them to me, and you link back to this site in your post.